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Delete Record with Airtable APIon New or Modified File or Folder from Dropbox API

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New or Modified File or Folder from the Dropbox API
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Delete Record with the Airtable API
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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Dropbox trigger and Airtable action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New or Modified File or Folder trigger
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
    3. Configure Recursive
    4. Configure includeMediaInfo
    5. Configure includeLink
    6. Configure dropboxApphook
  3. Configure the Delete Record action
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure baseId
    3. Configure tableId
    4. Configure Record ID
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, open source components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emits an event when a file or folder is added or modified. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.
Version:0.0.4
Key:dropbox-new-or-modified-file-or-folder

Trigger Code

const dropbox = require("../../dropbox.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "dropbox-new-or-modified-file-or-folder",
  name: "New or Modified File or Folder",
  version: "0.0.4",
  description:
    "Emits an event when a file or folder is added or modified. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    path: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "path"] },
    recursive: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "recursive"] },
    includeMediaInfo: {
      type: "boolean",
      description:
        "Emit media info for photo and video files (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
    includeLink: {
      type: "boolean",
      description:
        "Emit temporary download link for files (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
    dropboxApphook: {
      type: "$.interface.apphook",
      appProp: "dropbox",
      static: [],
    },
    db: "$.service.db",
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      await this.dropbox.initState(this);
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const updates = await this.dropbox.getUpdates(this);
    for (update of updates) {
      if (update[".tag"] == "file") {
        if (this.includeMediaInfo) {
          const dpx = await this.dropbox.sdk();
          update = await dpx.filesGetMetadata({
            path: update.path_lower,
            include_media_info: true,
          });
          if (update.result) {
            update = update.result;
          }
        }
        if (this.includeLink) {
          const dpx = await this.dropbox.sdk();
          let response = await dpx.filesGetTemporaryLink({
            path: update.path_lower,
          });
          if (response.result) {
            response = response.result;
          }
          const { link, metadata } = response;
          update.link = link;
        }
      }
      this.$emit(update);
    }
  },
};

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Recursiverecursiveboolean

Also watch sub-directories and their contents.

includeMediaInfoboolean

Emit media info for photo and video files (incurs an additional API call)

includeLinkboolean

Emit temporary download link for files (incurs an additional API call)

dropboxApphook$.interface.apphook
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.

Trigger Authentication

Dropbox uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Dropbox account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Dropbox and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Dropbox API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

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Action

Description:Delete a record from a table by record ID.
Version:0.1.0
Key:airtable-delete-record

Action Code

const airtable = require("../../airtable.app.js");
const common = require("../common.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "airtable-delete-record",
  name: "Delete Record",
  description: "Delete a record from a table by record ID.",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    recordId: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "recordId",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    this.airtable.validateRecordID(this.recordId);
    const base = this.airtable.base(this.baseId);
    try {
      return await base(this.tableId).destroy(this.recordId);
    } catch (err) {
      this.airtable.throwFormattedError(err);
    }
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
baseIdbaseId$.airtable.baseId
tableIdtableId$.airtable.tableId
Record IDrecordIdstring

Enter a record ID (eg. recxxxxxxx).

Action Authentication

Airtable uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Airtable account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Airtable APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Airtable uses simple token-based authentication. To generate or manage your API key, visit your account settings.

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